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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Linda Thomas-Sundstrom explains why VAMPIRES refuse to roll over and play dead in Europe + giveaway

VAMPIRES refuse to roll over and play dead in Europe…
By Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
Hello Sheepsters. Here’s the big question for today…

Where is the best place for a vampire bite?

Answer: London! 

Bet you though I was going to answer that with the word “jugular,” right? Ha. Got ya!

Because I just came back from jolly old England, where an underground vampire sect known as the One Hundred owns more land than the queen, and their age-old vows not to interfere with mortals currently exists on the head of a pin. (a very small pin).

Take a walk down any side street outside of Knightsbridge after dark, and you might find more than you bargain for, unless stumbling into an immortal is your goal and you have open access to the British blood bank.

Good vamps? Bad vamps? Gorgeous immortals who love to tryst with those of us who possess heartbeats? They are all part of London’s history, and forever imbedded into the scene. Of course there are all types of these creatures, and just because some book publishers might be wary of seeing them right now doesn’t mean they are going away any time soon. Hello. Do we get the word Immortal? Or Forever? Do we continue to love meeting up with these guys, at least in print, without seeing that passion ease up? Well, yes, I do. Especially now.

And wow… London is the place to find them. I ran into an immortal there whose story I had to tell. Already having penned the stories of some of this fabulous immortal’s brethren once-upon-a-time, (Lance Van Baaren in Golden Vampire, Mason LanVal in Guardian of the Night), this time, I was stunned, thrilled, excited, to meet enigmatic Christopher St. John. He is another of the original seven Blood Knights from times long past, and I got to see him in action.


Tall, blond, sculpted, sigiled, and with a power he has to purposefully downgrade in order to appear as human and mortal to others, St. John just might be the best of the best of his kind. And London, his home since the Crusades, has more or less been under his protection – a daunting task, given population explosions, tourists, and the passing of time. But it’s an objective St. John has been willing to undertake to the best of his ability. Keep the streets clear of fledgling vampires. Keep humans safe from the slip of a poisoned fang. Protect the secret sect of the One Hundred from being discovered. You know… all that easy stuff.

Still, is that St. John’s real and only goal for hanging out in London all this time?

Nope.

There is so much more to his story.

Was I lucky to have an introduction, by way of American newscaster Madison Chase?

Whoa. Yeah. This was a day I will never forget. Ever.

And though danger might not be my middle name, and I do not relish losing my mortality any time soon, I did get to interview this gracious immortal, and on September 1, his story unfolded in my latest Nocturne release, “Immortal Obsession.” Some of us have an obsession with immortals, right? Are you one of us? I have got to tell you this: After meeting Christopher St. John, my life will never be the same.

Immortal Obsession
by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
As her Protector, he was bound to oblige her every desire.

A rogue group of human-hating vampires have overtaken London. But the elite immortals who own much of the city may have found the key to protecting their territory: Madison Chase, an American newscaster investigating a story about missing teenagers. If she can convince someone to help her infiltrate the dangerous faction, she just might stem the bloodletting and find her brother in time….

St. John can't escape his dark family legacy. But the instincts that keep him from being fully human also make him the rogues' worst enemy. His desire for the ethereal redhead is immediate, all-consuming and forbidden. And as the investigation escalates, Madison must discover if St. John is her trusted Protector or if she's being seduced by a monster.


Giveaway
In honor of this wonderful journey with one of the Blood Knights, I’d like to share my passion with the immortal world with you. I’ll be giving away a copy of one of St. John’s brethren’s earlier stories to one lucky reader who loves immortals and comments on vampires in London. Perhaps telling us what you imagine that trip might be like as a tourist rounding a corner one misty night to find . . . Well . . . . a gorgeous immortal waiting for YOU. Or perhaps you have already found one?
I hope you’re willing to play, and also share your thoughts on vampires in the current publishing scene.


Here to chat today… and maybe even disclose a few more details about the immortals I’ve met who were really special. Truly special. And utterly unique.

*** And hey—an invitation!!!! We’re having a big “Immortal Obsession” party on Facebook TONIGHT – SEPTEMBER 3 -- 7-11 PM eastern, with tons of immortalish prizes. Come on over and pull up a fang. Check out my author page for instructions on how to join in.

Visit me: http://www.lindathomas-sundstrom.com
Interact: http://www.facebook.com/LindaThomasSundstrom
Happiness is waiting to hear from ya!
Cheers-
Linda

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30 comments:

  1. I've read a few stories where a woman was just out walking and turned the corner to see a handsome, tall gorgeous stranger looking at her like he wanted to take her out to dinner * eat her like a piece of filet mignon* and she knew right away what he might be when his eyes glowed as he stared at her but that didn't stop her from taking a few steps forward hoping he might not kill her but instead just give her a little nibble, a small taste of what the night holds if she would only come with him.

    Yep, that's pretty much how I imagine it would be...lol

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    1. Yep.... I think one of those guys just ate my reply, so I'll try again. LOL.... My immortals are uber sexy... and don't need a "glamor" or to "pull an aura" to get a woman to take a second look. Neck? No problem, take mine. Then again..... I am a card-carrying member of my blood bank. :)

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  2. London has some many nooks and crannies. It is a perfect place for a vampire to live. I cannot imagine what would happen if I turned a corner and saw a vampire. It would be fascinating.

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    1. HI Debby. I have a place for you (in London). It's called Marlybone. YIKES. You just might find one there.

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  3. As I was reading your question about imagining a vampire in London, I immediately thought of the scene from Queen of the Damned movie. The one where Jesse has decided to go on her own to the Admiral's Arms in the old meat packing district. It's the quintessential turning a corner and seeing a vampire area.

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    1. Meat-packing districts should be off limits to everyone, don't you think? hahahahahaha. :) :) :)

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  4. Can't say I have an obsession with immortals, but I sure do read a lot of books and watch a lot of tv about/with them.

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  5. Running into a gorgeous vamp I would offer up a vein and definitely have me a hot time! ;)

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  6. I would very much like to go to England/London! Even better would be running into one of these interesting & dangerous men. I'd be willing to give him my all in a heartbeat. Thx so much for this most awesome opportunity!!!

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    1. HI Kathleen. Thanks for the comment. Really, every turn on every block in London could be a great place. Old. Spooky at times. Just the right atmosphere. Love that!

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  7. I can so see it... A Vampire wandering in Bayswater or Kensington Gardens in the dark and spooky night... I have been reading about the paranormal since I was a child and every year seems to bring both more and less... I have so many favorites and look forward to each new book. I will have to go and check out your party.... see you in a moment :)

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    1. Yes, Bayswater. I agree. Good place to meet a tall, dark and handsome vamp. (A nice one) Hope you made it to the party. It was SWELL to the max.

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  8. I can imagine myself in foggy london turning a dark cobblestone covered alley and bumping into an irresistible sexy immortal. He takes me in his arms, kisses me then gives me his love bite. And then I'm his forever.

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    1. Love forever ---- how tempting is THAT? *smiles widely*. Thanks for the comment. Nice meeting you.

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  9. London's a good answer

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  10. Hello BN - long time no see. You like London?
    xo
    Linda

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  11. I'd LOVE to go to London AND meet an immortal creature. My writerly instincts and history addiction would likely get in the way of the potential romantic interlude...... I'd be waaaay too busy asking the poor vamp questions and taking notes! Linda, I'm SO glad to see someone's still writing vamps. I don't care what the publishers say, PARANORMAL IS NOT DEAD!!!!!

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  12. Oh Dani..... I love the way you think. Immortals lovers like us must stick together. And really, if you did turn that corner in London and see a hunk like my St. John (in this new book), history would take a backseat. Trust me on this..... *wink* ✫*¨`*✶♪.¸¸.✻ღ*✿*•ღ✰

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    1. *running up with some glue* Er, you didn't mean literally did you? Can we at least all hang onto the Paranormal rope together?

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    2. Ha. Sharon...... you want some immortal lovin, too? *BIG SMILE*. I think there's plenty to go around. LOL LOL..... La-la-la....

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  13. I love paranormal...how about in an English castle?

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  14. Oooh. Yes. In an English castle. Good one. And I'm sure you'd meet a nice vamp there.

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  15. I have a feeling that if I found a vampire in misty London my initial reaction would be, purely and simply, horror. But hey, I think I would give him a chance :) Not very often you stumble upon creatures of the night...

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  16. To be honest, I keep envisioning the moors of Scotland for some reason... <3

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